Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days Author Peter Burke
ISBN-10 1603586156
ISBN-13 9781603586153
Year 2015-09-18
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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The Low Tech No Grow Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months or throughout the entire year with no lights no pumps and no greenhouse Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost but due to his busy work schedule and family life didnt have the time or interest in high input grow lights or greenhouses Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as microgreens left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors After some research and diligent experimenting Burke discovered he was rightthere was a way And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped and the greens more nutrient packed He didnt even need a south facing window and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry The result healthy homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market The secret start them in the dark Growing Soil SproutsBurkes own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jarsemploys a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days way earlier than any other method with much less work Indeed of all the ways to grow immature greens this is the easiest and most productive technique Forget about grow lights and heat lamps This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments All you need is a windowsill or two In fact Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step by step instructions to mastering this method hint its impossible not to succeed its so easy tools and accessories to have on hand seeds and greens varieties soil and compost trays and planters shelving harvest and storage recipes scaling up to serve local markets and much more

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